In addition to the recent appointment of Margie Cohn as president of Dreamworks Animation, the studio announced this week two newly created leadership roles: Kristin Lowe has been named chief creative officer, features and Peter Gal is chief creative officer, television.
Effective immediately, these appointments aim to streamline processes in the studio’s upcoming slate by having one leader oversee all aspects of the projects in each division. Both Lowe and Gal will report to Cohn.
Cohn also announced additional changes to her management team, with the aim of bringing administrative roles for features and tv under one corporate umbrella. Under Cohn’s new alignment Michael Vollman will serve as evp, marketing; Courtenay Palaski as svp, head of communications; Josh Meyer as head of business affairs; and Ashley Brinsfield as head of human resources and recruiting. They will all report to Cohn, as well as CFO Kelly Betz; Daniel Solnicki, evp business operations; and head of legal affairs Robbin Kelly.